Georges St-Pierre is the best Mixed Martial Artist in the world. Depending on who you ask, of course. But after ten years in the Octogon, St-Pierre has amassed 21 victories in 23 fights, while avenging his losses to the only two fighters that beat him in rematches. Does he have your vote now? If you need further proof, this Saturday, April 30th, you can see him face off against the immensely talented Jake Shields in UFC 129, in what's shaping up to be the biggest fight in MMA history.
We recently had the opportunity to talk with GSP, and were interested in finding out just how Complex he really is. We had him answer questions from the Complex Questionnaire, and gave him an opportunity to talk about his involvement with MISSION AthleteCare and the possibility of a fight with Anderson Silva.
What’s your favorite song at the moment?
Georges St-Pierre: I am not sure. My favorite one? I don’t know. I like hip-hop music. It just depends on what I’m in the mood for.
What would you say then is the last song you heard?
Georges St-Pierre: That’s a good question. You know who I discovered a long time ago, Nicki Minaj. She’s got some good songs. [Laughs.]
What kind of sneakers are wearing right now?
Georges St-Pierre: Right now, as I talk to you, I’m in England in my hotel room barefoot. However, to answer your question, I got the Under Armour sneakers. [Laughs.]
What’s the most money you ever spent on an item of
Georges St-Pierre: I’m not the kind of guy that really buys clothing. I’m lucky. Most of the time, if I want something, I can get it from my sponsors.
What celebrity is in your Wifey Hall of Fame?
Georges St-Pierre: I would say Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Biel are very attractive. I think I would put Jessica Biel as No. 1. She’s very beautiful.
What is your opinion of Odd Future?
Georges St-Pierre: I don’t know them.
Favorite alcoholic drink?
Georges St-Pierre: I don't drink alcohol much. Most of the time when I drink, I would say, Baileys.
Current video game obsession?
Georges St-Pierre: I’m pretty bad at video games. When I was a kid, my favorite game was Tetris. Now, I don't really play video games.
Georges St-Pierre: The UFC gave me a Range Rover. I like it better than cars.
Coveted tech product?
Georges St-Pierre: I like my iPad.
Favorite city to visit?
Georges St-Pierre: I like Miami. It's pretty fun there. When you want to party, I like Miami, and the south of France during the summer.
Who’s the most famous person in your cellphone?
Georges St-Pierre: I don’t have a famous person in my cellphone. When I think about it, I have a lot of guys who are fighting, but they are training partners of mine in mixed martial arts. I don’t have any people from other sports in my cellphone. I wish I would. I know Serena Williams called me after my fight to congratulate me, apparently, but I don’t have her number. Either, I lost it or I never had it… [GSP is reminded that Steve Nash also called to congratulate him.] Really?! So, Steve Nash and Serena Williams probably would be the most famous people that I have on my cellphone, but I actually don’t have [their numbers]. I probably had [them] because they called me, but after my last fight, I put my phone off for one week and went on vacation, so unfortunately, I couldn’t pick up the phone. I had like 100-200 congratulatory messages, and I erased everything in one shot. I’m so mad that I did not keep their numbers.
If you were to win your fight this Saturday, how likely are you to
take Dana White's suggestion, and move up to Middleweight to face Anderson
Georges St-Pierre: I don’t know about that because this fight is not written in stone. If I move up in weight class, I would have to reconsider my whole career, so I don’t know if it’s going to happen. Maybe it’s going to be in a catch weight. I don’t know. I’m only focusing on Jake Shields.
What's your involvement with the skincare line, MISSION Athletecare™?
Georges St-Pierre: I’ve been talking to the guys of MISSION about making something I may one day try to use in a fight, so that I can have more grip and be able to move better on the mat. It’s very easy to get injured in a full-contact sport if you’re not stable. MISSION’s Ultra Grip works very well to keep your feet on the mat. Also, I’m the kind of guy that does a lot of cross-training, so my feet tend to get beat up after training. The Foot Rehab Cream helps keep my feet healthy.
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